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the story of an invisible girl
Talking Lots
Will talks like crazy. Tilly still doesn't talk (although she did learn to say "hat")... I think it might be because she can't get a word in edgewise. She makes up for it by being incredibly adorable and cuddley. She also points a lot.

When he is talking about something exciting he speaks with his whole face. His eyebrows dance, and he speaks the words especially clearly. I think this is especially true with words he thinks are cool.

I asked if he had a beach hat. "Yes, I have a flowery hat. It's reversible! You put it on one way, then you turn it around, and you can wear that side too."

I asked him about Play Camp, and he said it was fun. Sometimes they go on trips. "But Fletcher didn't get to go to the zoo, because he was naughty." Oh, said I, you went to the zoo? "Yes but not Fletcher. He was naughty, so he didn't get to see the spiny crab! It doesn't have claws." I asked if he meant it has no pinchers? "No, no claws, just really long ears."

I wasn't convinced that the "long ears" weren't really claws, pointed up over its head. I brought this up, but he said that definitely wasn't the case. So I let it go. He was very insistent that crabs have ears, and who am I to argue?

Will has a firm opinion on everything, whether he knows anything about it at all. He may not be right, but he's always quite certain!

Recently though, his odd stories have turned out true. Like when he explained last time that they had to get a new stroller because somebody had dumped bricks on the old one. I nodded politely, because it totally sounded like an imagination sort of story.... but then his mom told me that in fact the construction workers next door HAD tossed some building materials over the fence, and the stroller had been parked there, and it had been ruined. No way!


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ellison From: ellison Date: July 2nd, 2007 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Ha! That is awesome!! That happened to me recently. One of the Pre-K kids I was teaching said, "This is a cool book! Lightning comes out of her EARS!" I was like, uh-huh..., meanwhile thinking he was making something up. It was a book about vegetables after all. But lo and behold, the part about celery crunching showed lightning bolts of crunch sound around this girl's head and it did look like lightning coming out of her ears! I'm not sure whether to be happy or disappointed that eating celery is not that exciting of an event in real life. On the one hand, eek lightning, that could hurt. But then again, lightning! That would be amazing! hehe
anderale From: anderale Date: July 2nd, 2007 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks to Will, I know now what a spiny king crab looks like. Woah! it doesn't have pinchers and it looks like a spider!

Not sure about the ears, but perhaps this is a different spiny crab?


Who knew.

My nephew does much the same with his stories and though he confuses me his crazy tales often end up to be based on truth.
anderale From: anderale Date: July 2nd, 2007 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
[edit] it has wee little pinchers for grabbing but not big ol' claws...that's what I meant to say, just to be clear. :D
From: writerwench Date: July 2nd, 2007 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a feeling that the antennae/feelers of a crab act like 'ears' because they pick up vibrations in the water? Perhaps someone had told him something like that?
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